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kelly-tweeddale's picture
Nov.15.2010
On August 30, 2009 I started a blog.  I called it Running Without Toenails in honor of my marathon accomplishment and the then big hairy audacious goal of running the Boston Marathon a week after my 50th birthday.  But running aside, the true thread of my blog has been about so much more.  It has...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Nov.04.2010
 These days I'm often asked why I run.  The answer is complicated, but basically it's because I can.  It's a new found talent that I discovered quite by accident. I still consider myself a beginner even though I have completed two marathons, three half marathons (and training for my fourth),...
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Oct.22.2010
Winning is a on again and off again thing.  This past year, I challenged myself to live outside of my comfort zone as I counted down to my fiftieth birthday.  As a high school friend so aptly described me, I’m a driven introvert.  Meeting a self-imposed deadline? No problem.  But putting myself out...
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Sep.28.2010
Yes, the lyrics of Anna Nalick’s song are worming their way through my brain.  Perhaps it all started with reading an article on running and how to improve one’s performance.  Evidently, breathing exclusively through your nose versus your mouth brings many benefits.  First, you trigger the filter...
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Sep.25.2010
    A Comment on Contemplation citing John. 20:1-10 As we come to a close of another season, let us take a moment to reflect and see which of the two disciples we are. A preliminary notation: a) When one reads this account, a few things need to be observed, for argument's sake, let us stay...
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Sep.25.2010
  What About Me/ Where's Mine? A Comment Contemplation citing John. 20:1-10 As we come to a close of another season, let us take a moment to reflect and see which of the two disciples we are. A preliminary notation: a) When one reads this account, a few things need to be observed, for argument's...
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Sep.07.2010
My sister-in-law is my favorite female athlete. It’s not just her triathlons, but her ability to help other people become athletes that is impressive and inspirational. She’s also the most immodest person I know.   Don’t get me wrong—she’s not in the least bit promiscuous or vain or self-...
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Aug.25.2010
Not writing on a rocky shore. Or rocky writing that is the despair of editors, or drives you to a vat of Rocky Road ice cream. I’m thinking about my favorite Rocky. This guy. I’m thinking of him a lot these days because I’ve stepped up my training. I’m now running three days a week and lifting...
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Jun.03.2010
My friends Ellen Yeomans and her husband Chris Arnold lost their daughter Paige to leukemia in 1994, just before she was due to start third grade. Frankly, I don't know how they found the strength to go on after that. But they are amazing people. They did not simply find a way to live. They found a...
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May.24.2010
The first time I saw an advertisement for a running skirt, I was outraged.  Almost a century ago our Victorian sisters put freedom of movement ahead of fashion with the introduction of the pantaloon and women have been on a quest to wear pants ever since.  I come from the “Annie Oakley” era of...